When my son, Alec, was four and newly diagnosed, my prayer was that he would be able to go to a typical kindergarten classroom and make it through the year. Today, as Alec is finishing his freshman year of high school and is repeated included on the honor roll, I see how I underestimated not only Alec, […]
You and I are in a battle and the stakes are high. Let’s face it: In today’s fast-paced society, we face overwhelming demands each day. There are health needs, educational needs and social needs. We also must take care of our homes, our marriages and relationships, and our health… and so much more. We also have an […]
It’s World Autism Awareness Day 2015. Just another day for many, but to families with a loved one with autism, this day will no doubt include a struggle or two. Autism is hard, you know. But today, 12 years after my son Alec was diagnosed with autism, I want to take a few minutes to […]
How to have peace when it’s time to let go of your child’s hand today — to elementary school, middle school, high school or college.
I am called to be content, but content I am not. Too many desires. Too many wants. Too many dreams yet unmet.
Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Online Study of Autism’s Hidden Blessings. 414 people signed up for the study.
98 people have signed up for the first online study of Autism’s Hidden Blessings. I am so excited to get started on May 1st. If you have signed up, in the next few days you will receive an e-newsletter with details about the study. If you haven’t signed up and are interested, you can still sign up for now at http://www.kellylangston.com.
I’d like to tell you that being a special needs parent is easy—but if you are the mother or father of a such a child, you know that it’s not. More than anything, I’d wish I could give you a hug and tell you that God is very able to help you and your sweet child.
Many fear that the new definitions of what is and what is not autism will prevent and exclude many children with high functioning autism from receiving services such as special education support. Expectations are that individuals diagnosed with asperger’s or PDD-NOS may be at risk for reduced or eliminated help.
Thanks to everyone who commented to win a copy of Lynn Cowell’s new book, His Revolutionary Love.